Indivara, aka: Indīvarā, Indīvara, Indīvāra; 5 Definition(s)


Indivara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Indīvarā (इन्दीवरा) is another name for Indravāruṇī, which is a Sanskrit word referring to the Citrullus colocynthis (wild gourd), from the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. The synonym was identified in the Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 3.69-71), which is a 13th-century medicinal thesaurus.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

General definition (in Hinduism)

indīvara/indīvaram (or indīvāra and indivara)–the blossom of the blue lotus Nymphæa Stellata and Cyanea;

(Source): Flowers of Consciousness in Tantric Texts

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

indīvara : (nt.) blue water-lily.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Indīvara, (nt.) (etym. ?) the blue water lily, Nymphaea Stellata or Cassia Fistula J. V, 92 (°ī-samā ratti); VI, 536; Vv 451 (= uddālaka-puppha VvA. 197). (Page 121)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indivara (इन्दिवर) or Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—[indīrlakṣmīstasyā varaṃ varaṇīyam Tv.] The blue lotus; बाले तव मुखाम्भोजे कथमिन्दीवरद्वयम् (bāle tava mukhāmbhoje kathamindīvaradvayam) Ś. Til.17. इन्दीवरदलश्यामः (indīvaradalaśyāmaḥ). Name of Viṣṇu; इन्दीवरदलश्याममिन्दिरानन्दकन्दलम् (indīvaradalaśyāmamindirānandakandalam) |

Derivable forms: indivaram (इन्दिवरम्), indīvaram (इन्दीवरम्).

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Indīvāra (इन्दीवार).—A blue lotus.

Derivable forms: indīvāraḥ (इन्दीवारः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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